part. the organization of american states has to play a part. but the united states historically, economically and in terms of humanity has to play a big role here. you talk about a failed state, talk about the fears, the political fears, the concerns of the future for a failed state, so close to us, that alone means that the united states has to be involved. then if you just think about the fact that there are so many haitians in the united states. millions and so the ties between the united states and haiti are strong. and finally, of course, just in pure terms of humanity, this is a tragedy that's already existed, and now we've gotten to a level that is unbelievable and unprecedented. the united states has the opportunity to live up to its responsibility as a world leader in bringing haiti back. it must be done. >> all right, peter eisner, thank you very much for joining us from washington wag. >> my pleasure. >> and we would also like to hear what you think.